The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the nation’s leader in collaborative technology development is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Leo Christodoulou, Boeing’s Enterprise Technology Strategy Leader, to the NCMS Board of Directors.
Both NCMS and The Boeing Company are deeply committed to building a strong manufacturing infrastructure that is highly competitive, innovates and applies advanced technologies, and creates maximum value for all. As part of his formal role, Leo leads Boeing’s global strategy for additive manufacturing which will enhance and extend NCMS’ leadership role in this key technology.
“We welcome Leo to the NCMS board and look forward to utilizing his deep industry knowledge and expertise for the manufacturing industry’s benefit. This is a good opportunity for NCMS and Boeing to continue building a closer relationship so together we can leverage our complimentary technology, knowledge and capabilities to enable a world class manufacturing industry.” Says Rick Jarman, President and CEO of NCMS.
“Since 2002 Boeing has collaborated with NCMS and its network of members and partners to research innovative technologies and enable growth opportunities for the American manufacturing industry. I am looking forward to working with the NCMS board to support the development of next generation manufacturing technologies,” said Dr. Leo Christodoulou.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, the largest cross industry collaborative Research & Development consortium in North America, is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, robotics and environmentally sustainable manufacturing. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, NCMS’ vast experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.